On your way to the Roof of Africa you don’t want to carry unnecessary ballast. While porters carry your food, your tent and other equipment, you will have to carry your own day pack. Admittedly, compared to what the porters heft up the mountain, your day pack is rather negligible. But schlepping up what you don’t need is still out of the question.
Choosing the right tour operator for your safari in Tanzania or any other country will be one of the most important decisions you make before going on your trip. Book with a legitimate business and they will take you on an epic trip of a lifetime.
Going on safari as a family is a very special experience. Spending time in nature and witnessing its ... offers a break from daily schedules and an opportunity to bond and make family memories together.
Venturing out into the wild, staying at an unfenced private campsite in the middle of the bush, separated only by the canvas of your tent from hyenas and elephants passing by at night – that’s a private mobile safari in our Mobile Explorer Camp. What sounds like and indeed is a great adventure assumes an even greater amount of trust.
Right in front of our operations office, there stands a large tree. Letting your imagination kick in, it could even look like a wild Christmas tree. Round balls hang from the branches, beige, green and brown in colour. Looking closely, you will see that these are birds’ nests, weaver birds to be exact. This family of sparrow-like birds is known throughout Sub-Saharan Africa for its impressive nest building skills.
A cat in a tree, you’ve seen it before and if it wasn’t your house cat – let’s face it, how many city cats go on adventures these days – it’s still a common sight in children’s books. And even your house cat’s wild relatives in Africa climb up the scratchy bark without problems. Leopards that is! Tree climbing lions on the other hand have long been considered very rare.
Few conservationists have had such a lasting and public relationship with the Serengeti as Bernhard and Michael Grzimek. You might have heard about father-and-son team and their award-winning documentary “The Serengeti Shall Not Die” or seen a faded picture of their zebra-striped Dornier aircraft. Let’s take a closer look at the men who counted the wildebeests.
You know by now that you should carry essentials such as water bottles and long johns when climbing Kilimanjaro. Today we share with you tips and tricks and good-to-knows you will most likely not find on many other packing list – but which might make the difference on your way to the Roof of Africa.
You very well know what Airbnb is and how it works, you have stayed at hotels before and also spent a weekend at a B&B. But now you travel to East Africa and face the question: do you want to stay in a lodge, in a tented camp or on a campsite? Speaking of it: public or private campsite? What exactly is the difference, you ask? We’ll tell you!
Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park is known for its large elephant populations. One of the reasons they love it here so much, are the many baobab trees scattered across the park. The trees’ bark and the inside of the trunk act like a sponge and soak up water. During the dry season, the gentle giants nibble on bark and trunk to quench their thirst. Over the years, their hearty appetite hollows the tree!